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Hotel Vitale

  • 8 Mission St. Map It
  • $$$$
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Family-friendly studios
  • Great views
  • Fanciful spa
  • Luxurious amenities throughout


  • Some rooms can feel cramped or be noisy
  • Some guests report inconsistent service
  • Rates are expensive

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

"Luxury, naturally," the theme of this eight-story, terraced bay-front hotel, is apparent in every thoughtful detail: little vases of lavender mounted outside each room; the penthouse-level day spa with soaking tubs set in a rooftop bamboo forest; and the restaurant Americano, whose outdoor terrace is packed with hip jet-setters. Handsome rooms have 440-thread-count sheets, twice-daily maid service, limestone-lined baths, and views of the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, Treasure

Island, or the city skyline. Guests love being across the street from the Ferry Building. Wi-Fi and LCD flat-screen TVs keep businesspeople in the loop, and spacious family studios have a sofa bed or two curtained off from the main sleeping area. As one Fodorite puts it, the hotel is "modern and sleek but very comfortable and inviting."

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Hotel Information


8 Mission St., San Francisco, California, 94105, USA

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415-278–3700; 888-890–8688

Hotel Details:

  • 190 rooms, 9 suites
  • No meals

Updated 05/05/2014

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Hotel Vitale Review

We loved this boutique hotel, with its great location on the Embarcadero.Our room was modern and sleek and also calm and comforting with its muted tones. Nice bathroom. Great view of the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building from our window. There are two cozy terraces and a spa. We appreciated nightly turndown service and our complimentary chocolates and bottled water. Delicious breakfasts in Americano Restaurant. Warm and accommodating staff. TV screens

in the elevators with scenes of the CA. coast, and hot towels on arrival, were nice touches. Would definitely return.

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Feb 3, 2007


I travel to SF often, and thought I'd try a new place. But the staff has a bad attitude, the room was cramped and noisy, and the neighborhood is uber boring. I think they're trying to create a cool image, but it just seemed cheesy. You can do much better in the Embarcadero area or around Union Square.

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